In a southeast corner of the White Mountain National Forest, Echo Lake rests under the shadow of White Horse Ledge

three decades of strict regulation to restore the water level of "California's Dead Sea."

Of the handful of towns on Caddo Lake, none sums up the feel of this place better than Uncertain, Texas

Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada

Crater Lake, Oregon

 on the edge of the Glenwood Canyon Cliffs and fed by waterfalls — is the payoff for completing one of Colorado's most popular hikes

Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming

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